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Abbot of Belmont re-elected

05/12/2008

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Issued on behalf of Belmont Abbey

On 26th November the monks of Belmont Abbey re-elected Dom Paul Stonham to be Abbot for a second term of eight years. Abbot Paul, who is 61, was born in Wales and joined the Community in 1969 after taking a degree in modern languages. He did his theological studies in Rome and was ordained in 1975. He taught and was a house master in the school until 1981 when he was sent to Belmont’s foundation in Peru. He was elected Abbot of Belmont in December 2000 on the appointment of his predecessor, Dom Mark Jabalé, as Bishop of Menevia.

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A photograph of some of the Community with the Abbot President of the English Benedictine Congregation (Dom Richard Yeo) is available on request

Further details on www.belmontabbey.org.uk or (after 10th December) from the Abbot of Belmont on 01432 374718 or the Prior of Belmont (Dom Peter Brady) on 01432 374722.